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Armed Forces Day in the town

Fun Day to mark the new Royal British Legion Branch in Ripley. Jacob Elliott Youth President, Dale Elliott, Poppy Appeal Organiser, James Sharpe Treasurer and Rebecca Sharpe volunteer are pictured with Dean Fowler chairman and Stuart Joynes, Vice Chairman with their new Gazeebo.

Fun Day to mark the new Royal British Legion Branch in Ripley. Jacob Elliott Youth President, Dale Elliott, Poppy Appeal Organiser, James Sharpe Treasurer and Rebecca Sharpe volunteer are pictured with Dean Fowler chairman and Stuart Joynes, Vice Chairman with their new Gazeebo.

This weekend will see swarms of people descend on Crich View Farm in Ripley for Armed Forces Day celebrations organised by the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion.

The event is part of national ones aimed at raising awareness of the 
contribution made by those who serve and have served in the armed 
forces. It also gives an opportunity for people to show 
their support for the armed forces community.

Event organiser Dean Fowler, chairman of the Ripley legion, said the event would be a huge one for the whole 
community to enjoy.

He said: “This Armed Forces Day will be our third consecutive event and will be the biggest one so far, so we’ve got plenty planned for the day. There will be numerous military displays showing weapons from World War One and World War Two and military vehicles from World War Two to present day, including American World War Two Willys Jeeps.

“The Alfreton Training Corp and the Ripley Army Cadets will be putting on 
displays and most exciting of all, weather permitting, there’ll be a flypast of a Tiger Moth plane.

“First and foremost the day is to recognise our Armed Forces who do an absolutely fantastic job throughout the entire year.

“As an organisation the British Legion are looking to give back to the community with this great event while promoting the British Legion poppy appeal.”

The event at Crich View Farm, Heage Road, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3GH, will begin at 9am on Saturday, June 28, and will continue throughout the day until 5pm.

It is free to attend, although donations for the Poppy Appeal are welcome.

For more information contact Dean Fowler on 07966442387 or email dean.fowler1@btinternet.com.

 

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